Since I'm now 4 deep into the TFC Seacons, all of whom come with light piping eyes its got me thinking about what role this feature has and how people feel about it. Now in theory its a good idea, you use a transparent plastic for the eyes that continues back to the head/other light well and light passes through it and the figure comes to life. In practice this is often not the case, as unless you have a direct light source behind the figure the eyes don't have any light, or life and its dead eyes all round. I've gone from being indifferent when I first started collecting to thinking its antiquated and no longer has a place, and have started to paint over them. For anyone new to the boards there are examples below; Left is stock light piping Middle is a single paint (mix of metallic blue/chrome silver) Right is layered paint (semi gloss black/chrome silver/clear red) The latter is my latest effort and leaves an almost chrome finish, in hand it add loads of character and its what i'll be using going forward. I'm really interested to hear what other people think of this.